Krebs 1899

4.8
1165 Reviews
$50 and over
American
The Krebs is an historic restaurant founded in 1899 by Fred and Cora Krebs. The restaurant has been a popular landmark in Skaneateles for over a century, serving presidents, dignitaries and celebrities. The Krebs was re-opened after undergoing a complete renovation while carefully preserving the history and ambiance that visitors have grown accustomed to. The restaurant is a farm to table concept that utilizes the freshest hand selected local ingredients and the highest quality meats and seafood. All profits from the restaurant are donated to local women and children's charities of Central New York.

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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SteveF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Krebs is definitely worth a second and third visit

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BarbaraH
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Atmosphere top notch! Service too! Excited that food started out excellent. Bread plate was soooo good. Our appetizers were also excellent. But the entrees were only so-so. Maybe we just ordered the wrong thing. We will definitely go back however. I’m looking forward to their brunch.

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LizaS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Our reservation was for 5:30 PM. We were seated immediately however our server informed us that there was a private party expected at 7:30 so we needed to be sure we were done and vacated by that time. The food was OK but there was a delay in bringing out our entrée. It arrived at 7:15 PM we had to eat it quickly to vacate by 730 and the salmon was dry and disappointing. Our server said you don’t want dessert right as we were approaching 730 and we were made to feel pretty much unwelcome after that. The decor is somewhat bland. Overall, not the experience we were expecting.

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TyroneW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food and service were phenomenal. Would definitely recommend.

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sharbear
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a fine evening of attentive service by Trevor and his team.
They acknowledged our special occasion. We enjoyed a nicely paced delicious meal. We applaud the social conscience of Krebs.

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PatriciaH
Tampa
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was attentive and professional

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was wonderful and so was the food/drinks.

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BradlLaur
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

There was nothing wrong per se, but were seated at a very, very small table and brushing a heavy curtain. The artichoke appetizer was very pretty, but the artichokes were very hard to find. The pork chop was a bit hard to cut, but the flavor was good.

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GeorgeW
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had been wanting to visit Krebs 1899 for some time. Took advantage of a birthday celebration in Skaneateles to have dinner there. My wife and I were not disappointed with the experience. The food and service were excellent. Trevor, our waiter was attentive but not overbearing. The pace of the service allowed us to truly enjoy our meal. We were there 2 & 1/2 hours start to finish. The food was great and we would highly recommend the Crispy Artichoke appetizer. It was refreshing to dine in such a nicely appointed place that encouraged a business casual dress code. We would definitely plan another visit the next time we are in the area.

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discerningdiner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good value. Cocktails were excellent! Food was ok. Terrific service.

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EvanF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food and service were great, nice atmosphere. Overall good experience.

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EllenL
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food cooked perfectly, fabulous service and wonderful ambiance.

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Cooper
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Fantastic can’t to be back there next month and each month after that!!

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DianeP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an outstanding meal last night from salad to dessert. The food quality was amazing but the service was even better. We can't wait to go back!

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Terry
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience. The restaurant is beautiful. Love the small separate dinning rooms. The food was of the highest quality. The preparation showed time and care for the ingredients cooked. Our server was knowledgeable and helpful without hovering. A wonderful place to go for any dinner, but especially if it is a special occasion. Thank you to the cooking staff, server and Katie who welcomed us at the door and took the time to check with us throughout the dinner experience.

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JoeB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Two ordered fried chicken, which, to them, indicates fried chicken bone-in pieces. Not so-it was a boneless breast, not very tasty, not very moist. Other had the boneless beef short rib. Very tender, but lacking much taste. But hey, the bread was good!
Doubt we will return, as there are better choices in Skaneateles.

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Tylerq
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, the staff was knowledgeable of the food and drinks served. It was the perfect location for our anniversary dinner, it reminded us of Nantucket, where we were married, so it could not have been a better night. Thank you Krebs!

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ss79062
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating a birthday with a visit to Skaneateles. I made reservations a month in advance and glad I did as even a Wednesday evening they were busy! Trevor our waiter was superb. In fact all the staff from the hostesses to bussers and food runners were top notch. They appeared to be all young college kids. Their parents would be proud of their professionalism. Food was unique and delicious. They were trying a new menu that night (very limited) so every course was a wonderful surprise. The kitchen got slightly backed up during peak seating but any extra wait was unnoticed as we enjoyed the ambiance and the people watching. Highly recommend the crispy artichokes , the spicy scallops and the maple brined pork chop! Save room for the butter tart for dessert. We will definitely make the 90 min trip from Rochester again for this experience

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jamesb
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very old place with great service, atmosphere, and food.

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JoshN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. The staff is well trained and their attention to detail is best in class. One of the classiest restaurants in Upstate NY!

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MaryB
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Krebs brunch is my favorite restaurant experience! Great food, not too expensive, amazing wait staff and the ambiance is wonderful!

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JenniferY
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food, great service - just an all around wonderful experience.

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Soos
New England
8 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

My husband and I went to Krebs to do something special after a long year of lockdown. The food was very good, but over priced as expected. Service was somewhere right on the edge between well paced for fine dining and just plain slow.

The ambiance is very nice and even when full the restaurant is quiet enough Doran intimate evening.

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vipThomasM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the atmosphere and of course the food was amazing!!!

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tomy
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Granddaughters birthday. Staff make me laugh by their common reply of “of course”.

Great time. Delicious food.!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very enjoyable dinner at the bar. Even though we had reservations, there were two seats available at the bar so we sat there. The bar and porch are my favorite spots at Krebs. Had a difficult time choosing from menu because I wanted one of EVERYthing! Will definitely have to return again this summer.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

James our server was impeccable from the start! Very attentive and knowledgeable of the drink and dinner menu! We had a drink on the porch after dinner to top off a perfect evening!

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KarenB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful dining experience! Katie was friendly and greeted us quickly. Trevor was an amazing wait person making our experience very memorable. The meal was visually appealing and so enjoyable. We will be back again!!

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vipPete
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great Father's Day Brunch, service was excellent, food was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Father’s day

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Bri27H
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Apps were delicious
Entrees we’re very mediocre
Desert was very good
Staff seemed to want to please
For the price , everything should b a 10
Not there

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johno
New York Area
1 review